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Discussing the separation of art from the artist

Discussing the separation of art from the artist

Sean Hanafi

February 20, 2019

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, artists and professors of the CSUN campus join the conversation on whether it's possible to separate an artist's work from their controversial biographies.During the past few years, sexual abuse allegations against many artists and entertainers have been exposed b...

When and Where 2/27 – 3/6

When and Where 2/27 – 3/6

Deja Magee

February 19, 2019

Wednesday, Feb. 27Erasure: Native American Genocide: A LegacyCost: FREETime: 9 a.m.Place: Glendale Central Library; 222 E. Harvard St., GlendaleCentered in Glendale’s Downtown Central Library is this wonderful Native American exhibit that features artists like River Garza, William Wilson and Pamela...

Fresh faces: The Kooks on creating their latest sound

Fresh faces: The Kooks on creating their latest sound

Thania Garcia

February 14, 2019

At the start of 2006, The Kooks released their debut album "Inside In/Inside Out." It came during somewhat of a renaissance for alternative rock where bands like The Arctic Monkeys and The Wombats were making lasting imprints to the modernized indie genre.Lacing the Brit-indie sounds of the early '00...

CSUN Sounds

CSUN Sounds

Thania Garcia

February 13, 2019

1. "Talk" by Khalid ft. DisclosureReleased: Feb. 7This latest track is the first taste of Khalid's upcoming sophomore album. The track has hints of modern R&B, something Khalid isn't new to. With the help of Disclosure, electronic instrumentals strengthen the piece.2. "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored...

Professor publishes book on experience in Africa

Professor publishes book on experience in Africa

Perla Colin

February 12, 2019

As the plane halted to a stop on a grassy airstrip, dozens of children rushed over. To local boys and girls, the arrival of a plane indicated a special event, and passenger David Blumenkrantz shared the same sentiment, for it marked the first day of what would unknowingly be an eight-year stay.From that mome...

Artist raises environmental awareness with work

Artist raises environmental awareness with work

Sean Hanafi

February 12, 2019

A student animator strives to save the forests and push for environmental awareness with her art through social commentary about modern issues.Sophia Mavrolas, 24, just recently began her second semester at CSUN after graduating from Antelope Valley Community College with two associate degrees. Her gradu...

‘Blinky: The Friendly Hen’ celebrates 40th anniversary with gallery

‘Blinky: The Friendly Hen’ celebrates 40th anniversary with gallery

Melissa Rojas

February 12, 2019

When people hear "Blinky: The Friendly Hen," they probably picture a cute cartoon hen. In reality, "Blinky" is a headless frozen chicken at a supermarket.CSUN’s Main Art Gallery is hosting the 40th Anniversary of "Blinky: The Friendly Hen" exhibit. The exhibit consists of a Relic Chamber, a Blinky ...

When and Where 2/20 – 2/27

When and Where 2/20 – 2/27

Deja Magee

February 12, 2019

Wednesday, Feb. 20Aziz Ansari at The Orpheum TheatreCost: $53 - $154Time: 7:30 p.m.Place: The Orpheum Theatre; 842 S Broadway, Los AngelesStand up comedian Aziz Ansari (known for his role on "Parks and Recreation" as Tom Haverford and his own successful Netflix show "Master of None") will be in LA f...

Concert Review: Nao with Xavier Omär

Concert Review: Nao with Xavier Omär

Deja Magee

February 7, 2019

British neo-soul artist Nao graced the stage of The Novo in Downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 18. Coming off the high of her massively successful debut album "For All We Know" in 2016, the 31-year-old songstress is back with her sophomoric album "Saturn" chronicling the heartbreak of ending a six-year re...

Behind the mics of ‘LA Meekly’

Behind the mics of ‘LA Meekly’

Sean Hanafi

February 7, 2019

CSUN alumni go into depth exploring all facets of LA history, from the corruption that took place in the City of Bell to the first Hot Dog on a Stick on the Santa Monica Pier, in their monthly podcast, "LA Meekly."The podcast was founded in 2013 after Greg Gonzalez and Daniel Zafran met in a creative w...

CSUN celebrates Black History Month

CSUN celebrates Black History Month

Chelsea Hays

February 6, 2019

The Africana Studies department hosted a free event to kick off Black History Month late Friday morning at the University Student Union (USU) with Director and Producer Leslie Small.Small, the former president of the Black Student Union (BSU) at CSUN, was asked to kick off Black History Month by longti...

Music department holds their first ChamberFest

Music department holds their first ChamberFest

Melissa Rojas

February 6, 2019

The CSUN Music Department held their first large-scale chamber music festival last Thursday through Sunday. The festival was a host of not only concert events but also lectures and masterclasses taught by local and international musicians.The co-directors of the event, Lorenz Gamma and Dmitry Rachmanov...

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